When the seasons change, now so can your doormat! Welcome guests to your home this summer with a new doormat made by you! One of the first things people see before entering your home, a doormat is a way to welcome guests, and now you can give that welcome a personalized twist. Convert a basic, coconut husk coir doormat into a quirky, customized hello. Hop on the trendy pink flamingo train with a great way to brighten your entry. These pink wading birds scream summer and encourage everyone to “flamingle” with a cute spot to wipe their feet.
Learn how to make a disposable stencil using freezer paper and tips to get crisp, clean lines for your hand-painted doormat.
This customized welcome mat was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. If you’re the crafty type stop by her blog for tons of creative ideas like this one. You know what they say about birds of a feather, flocking together!
- 18 x 30” Coir Door Mat
- Freezer Paper
- Acrylic Paint – black, pink
- Foam brush
- X-acto Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Flamingle Door Mat Template (NOTE: Prints on 11×17” paper)
- 11X17″ printer paper
We’re creating this doormat using a freezer paper stencil. Cut a piece of freezer paper and lay it shiny side down on the cutting mat. Lay your template on top in the center and use a craft knife to cut out the shape. Remember you’ll be using the negative part of this template but you might want to keep any inners, like the wing of your flamingo or the inside of the letters “O” and “A”.
Lay the freezer paper stencils down on your coir doormat. Heat an iron and lay it over the stencils to attach them to the doormat. Make sure to include those inners! Use painter’s tape to cover any ends where the stencils are really close to the edge. You don’t want any paint to accidentally get in the wrong part of the mat.
Apply paint on the negative parts of the stencils using a sponge brush and an up and down motion. Do NOT try to brush the paint on as it will chew your brush apart and might get paint under the stencil.
Once the paint is dry, peel the freezer paper stencil away to reveal your new DIY summer flamingle doormat!
You can easily use these tips, any design and any paint color you choose to create new doormats with each season or holiday! Consider making them as gifts, personalizing them for the homeowner!
If you’re wild about flamingoes then you’ll be happy to know you can make them the theme for your next gathering! Could there be any reason better to make this welcome mat? Check out the Flamingo Party Ideas on our Wholesale Party Supplies blog.